Monday, July 16, 2007

Two Runs - Night and Day Difference

Last night Bonnie and I went out at 9:00 PM to do an easy run. I think a combination of things came into play that presented road blocks for me. 1st - it was only one day after doing 11 miles. 2nd - it was still 88 degrees out. 3rd -the humidity was over 90%. 4th - I was wearing my new Brooks Beasts that I'm still not adjusted to yet. 5th - I don't think I adequately warmed up. So the end result of all this was we only ran 2 miles and I was in pain most of the way. My ankles and shins hurt beyond belief. It got to the point when we got back to the vehicle that Bonnie thought I might collapse and I might not have been far from it. That was most unusual to say the least.

Fade to this morning. We did 4.59 miles, very little pain, not completely gone away but not anything like last night. But the temperture was around 72, granted the humidity was still around 90%, but I was wearing my old trusted New Balance shoes again, and we did more of a warm up walk than we did last night.

The really big change I think were the shoes. I'm still not used to them being so controlling of my foot motion and I think that was causing me some of the pain.

Mile 1: 13:32
Mile 2: 13:48
Last: :51
Total: 28:12
Pace: 13:38
Avg HR: 135
MAX HR: 149

Mile 1: 15:23
Mile 2: 16:07
Mile 3: 13:31
Mile 4: 13:32
Last .59: 7:20
Pace: 14:22
Avg HR: 131
MAX HR: 157

Slow and steady for Monday, but I needed that.


Herself, the GeekGirl said...

Hi, Rayndy. I used to hold my feet really stiff, too. It came from years of turning my ankle and being afraid of doing it again. One thing that helped me was focusing on my feet while running slowly. I think cycling helped too.

Marcy said...

Smart move calling it quits early. Are you just going to do short runs with the Beasts until you get used to them?

Scott McMurtrey said...

I hope the shoes won't continue to be a problem. Maybe it was just that you had run 11 miles the day before... Glad this morning's run felt better.

And I'm glad to see that you are another strictly professional blogger like I am. :)

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

I think the Sunday evening run issues were more with the new shoes than anything. They so control motion that I was feeling stiff in them. I know they will take some getting used to and yes I'm only using them for short runs thus far and probably will continue to do so for at least 25-30 miles. They come with high recommendations from so many people and other than the issues I had yesterday they haven't been a problem. Thanks for the tip Geekgirl...I'll try that.

Scott.....oh that was so difficult to maintain a level of fingers so wanted to type otherwise....should be interesting to see how the comments progress.

Unknown said...

Hope you adjust to the new shoes soon! Sounds like that 2nd run went really well!

Jess said...

It's weird how the runs can vary each day, but that's how everything else is in life, so why shouldn't running follow the same guidelines?

Darrell said...

I guess you have to have a bad one now and again to help you appreciate the good ones, right?

Changing shoes can take a while to get used to.

The new color scheme makes me hungry, oh never mind, it's lunch time. ;-)

Gotta Run..... said...

"Slow and steady" is better than "Not at all" I would say.

Great job.

Mary Gee said...

I hope you will get used to those shoes, I am sure they weren't cheap! I don't think I could even consider running in that kind of heat and humidity!

Michelle said...

I agree with Gotta Run. ;-)

You're doing awesome, Randy! I hope you get used to the shoes soon!

Joe said...

Be patient with the shoes. Relax your ankles and let the shoes do a good part of the work...they are huge, eh??

The weather is also a huge don't discount that.

Randy - Maniac #788 said...

I really appreciate how supportive and informative everyone has been with their comments. What a great group of running buds.